A Rhode Island lawmaker wants to repeal a number of outdated state laws, including one restricting how much seaweed residents of one beach town can use as fertilizer and another requiring vehicles to give a "timely, audible signal" to those they pass.

House Majority Whip John Edwards has introduced a bill to create a joint committee within the General Assembly to recommend which are no longer needed. The legislature would consider the suggestions at the start of each year.

Edwards says it's time to start reducing the laws people have to comply with.